Photo Credit: CSP of Eagle via Twitter.

A "large" wildfire is stopping traffic Wednesday afternoon in both directions on Colorado's I-70.

According to the Colorado State Patrol of Eagle, a "large" wildfire raging in the South Canyon area just west of Glenwood Springs has forced parts of I-70 to close on Wednesday afternoon. The active closure extends from mile marker 109 to 114. 

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, traffic is currently being stopped at Dotsero (exit 133). Several air resources on the scene, with the estimated time of reopening unknown.

A report from CBS Denver says the fire has grow to at least 15 acres.

Check CDOT’s Facebook, Twitter (@coloradodot) or for closures and delays on highways and roads across Colorado.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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